McMinnville, Ore. (March 22,2017) -- Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is excited to announce new events and historical happenings for 2017. Not only will the Museum open its campus for a Solar Eclipse event on Aug. 21, we will celebrate our new partnership with The Falls Event Center, and commemorate the one and only Spruce Goose and its 70th Flight Anniversary, just to name a few of our exciting events.
* The Falls Event Center -- Grand Opening Event
Come celebrate and tour the newest of The Falls Event Centers, located on the Evergreen Museum Campus. Take a tour of the newly developed Lodge, formerly the Chapel, and the Main Hall located in the Space Museum. Enjoy complimentary food, beverages, and entertainment.
Date: March 29 2 pm -- 8 pm
* Spring Break Camp:
Evergreen Museum's 1-day camp provides students with a fun-filled model rocket experience. They will build and fly 2 model rockets, one they get to keep at the end of the day and another team rocket they must design and build from scratch.
Date: March 31 8 am - 3 pm
* History Continued
Join us in the Space Museum at our Galaxy theater as the museums' docents explore topics including Nuclear Powered Submarines, Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck operations, F-100, Living in Space, A-10 Warthog, and much more.
Date: Tuesdays 2 pm -- 3 pm and one Saturday a month.
Please check the Museum website for time and topic.
Included with admission.
* Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Join the museum educational staff along with speakers from NASA JPL for this historic event. Watch the Solar Eclipse in the heart of the Yamhill Valley.
Date: August 21 - the campus will open at 6 am
Presentations: starting at 8 am (more details to come)
Cost: $5 per person, includes glasses for viewing the eclipse.
* 70th Anniversary of the Flight of the Spruce Goose - November 2, 2017
Join us and hear about this one of a kind artifact from Spruce Goose experts. Learn the story of how it came to be at the Evergreen Museum, the reason behind constructing a wooden airplane, and much more. Help us to celebrate this amazing artifact.
Date: November 2, 2017
Presentations and Speaker information to come.
Cost: Included with Admission
About the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is best known as the home of the world's largest wooden flying boat, the "Spruce Goose," the SR-71 "Blackbird," and the Titan II SLV Missile. Discover more than 200 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.
The Museum facility is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission required. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information.
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